this is "nightline." >> tonight, 60 days in. undercover in a dangerous jail surrounded by violent criminals for a reality show. it sometimes gets too real. exposing alleged crime and corruption, even amongst the you're doing illegal activity i'm going to personally risk myself and walk into the jail. plus, skim bilk. the sophisticated and diabolical new way scammers are helping themselves to your hard-earned cash. >> it's very easy. and it's a lot of money. >> there are new ways to protect yourself from high-tech credit and debit card skimming. and rose all day.
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tonight, innocent people posing as prisoners risking their safety and sanity to shine a light on alleged corruption and violence. how one sheriff is using their stories to clean up the system. here's "nightline" anchor juju chang. >> so this is where i lived. >> reporter: this is where ashley spent two months locked up. >> my heart is racing. i'm nervous. for sure. >> reporter: indiana's clark county jail. >> definitely didn't sleep well the first night. i don't feel like i ever really slept soundly while i was here. >> reporter: enduring fear, depriva deprivation, and shocking proposals from other inmates. >> they offered me clothes right away which i was like, oh, that's really nice, how great. they wanted to see me change. there are many times i was offered to join in with someone who was, you know. having sex. >> you were sexually harassed?
>> reporter: but it was all her choice. you see, ashley is not a criminal. she left her husband and new baby at home. >> clean out his ears. >> reporter: to go behind bars for a&e's show "60 days in." where innocent people serve real time for fake crimes. fending for themselves in a population that includes volatile, sometimes violent criminals. happens inside the once notorious county jails. this is sheriff jamie knowles' jail. >> these are the temporary holding cells. >> reporter: when he took over in 2014, knowles says it was riddled with corruption and violence. >> stuff was getting smoked under the trees. >> reporter: drugs were rampant inside. he was determined to stop it.
suicidal patients, are more serious offenders. >> reporter: he took a drastic step, opening up his jail to the prying eyes of a&e's cameras. >> tell me about the naysayers, how many said sheriff, you're crazy if. >> i had a few people tell me that and i thought about it myself in the very beginning. i'm going to take the good with the bad. there's a lot of bad inmate behavior and officer behavior. still today i'm ultimately responsible for that. >> reporter: crime and misconduct at the hands of prison staff is on the rise as well. increasing 90% in 10 years. >> you can see what this guy has in his deck of cards. >> reporter: sheriff knowles says a&e's new high-powered cameras which he gets to keep helped pinpoint his jail's vulnerabilities, from drug dealing to allegedly corrupt guards. and he is cleaning house. >> how many guards did you fire? >> between the two seasons, i think 15 total that left, resigned. >> that's like a third of your staff, your guards. >> that wasn't easy but the
coming in, if you're doing illegal activity, i'm going to personally arrest myself and walk you to jail. >> reporter: participant on this the show feed information they learn on the inside -- >> drugs. >> raw sewage. >> they treat us like animals in here. >> reporter: back to the sheriff and his deputies. >> i'm in a pod with so many [ bleep ] drugs. >> reporter: the intelligence the sheriff gathers from participants like ashley is invaluable. >> the point of you guys being in jail, volunteering to be in jail, is to be the sheriff's eyes and ears inside what did you report back to him? >> there were definitely guards that crossed a line. then there were guards that were amazing. who, you know, helped me through my time here. >> reporter: in the past, ashley struggles with alcohol and drug addiction. >> my alcoholism became life or death. i ended up overdosing on alcohol and cocaine. >> reporter: she's volunteering to give up her freedom in part,
coming face-to-face with what her life could have been. >> i was in such a vulnerable place. being here, being away from any sort of comfort that i had, being away from my family, my son -- just, i was very emotional. >> reporter: she's been sober four years. but jail will be the ultimate test. >> how are you feeling? >> not ready to leave yet. >> i threw myself back into a fire that i had worked so hard to pull myself out of. >> reporter: ashley thought she knew what to expect on the inside. her season one. >> everybody uses the same toilet? >> uh-huh, it's a metal toilet, there's no lid, you're sitting on the metal. >> seriously? >> reporter: like zach she was compensated for her time behind bars but nothing prepared her for her first night in. >> it's cold. it's concrete. it smells bad. people don't shower. >> it's an assault to the senses? >> it's a rough place to be. >> how many times during the process did you think, i'm not going to make it?
where i felt like i had reached my breaking point. and that i needed to be done. i needed to go home. to be with my baby. >> reporter: and even though zach encouraged her to do the show -- >> you sound like you don't have anything else to talk about so i'll let you go. >> reporter: it's a big strain on their marriage. >> this has not been an easy process i think for either one of us. i'm used to him being in the military and leaving and going on a mission. the roles were reversed for the >> reporter: pushing ashley to a breaking point. >> i'm fighting left and right and my husband's out drinking. >> to him this is like a cakewalk. he doesn't have much empathy for me. >> reporter: it is real-life drama like this -- >> [ bleep ] -- >> reporter: that's made "60 days in" a smash hit for a&e. abc news chief legal analyst dan
what makes the show so compelling is that real, authentic people are going to a real, authentic jail. where real, horrible things can happen. >> there are always skeptics who see the show and say, this can't be real. >> this is not a reality show. this is reality. >> were you surprised that basically it became a hit show? >> to me it never was about that. it was, how many more people can we >> reporter: thanks in part to the show the sheriff tells us there is now better training for prison guards and more programs for the real prisoners behind these bars. >> i just recently came back. >> when you say things are running smoother what do you think? >> it's not too much about this guard's doing this, this guard's favoring this, whatever else. everybody seems to be getting the same treatment. >> reporter: it's not just the jail benefiting. ashley says she's taking away a
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credit card information. here's abc's nick watt with another look at how to protect your money. >> reporter: a gas station, miami beach, florida. watch the chatty guy in the tight aquamarine polo. he points. the clerk, distracted. while she's gone, watch his alleged accomplice. in mere seconds he slips an identical cover over the store's card reader, a device police believe will automatically steal your card details when you think you're just making a you'll have no idea you've just been skimmed. robert siciliano is a cyber crime expert. >> when it comes to stealing credit card information it's as easy as swiping a card in any skimming device. >> reporter: a hidden camera inside a gas pump in arizona. those things, an alleged thief apparently searching for the skimmers he earlier placed on the pump to harvest card info. >> he put those in there, for whatever reason they're not
i know why. because i have them. >> reporter: sean marquez installed a night vision spy camera instead. >> we may have the first-ever video of organized bad guys actually trying to retrieve their skimmers. >> reporter: credit card fraud is a $16 billion a year problem in the u.s. alone. skimmers every day, every hour, stealing your digits. >> they can use those 16 digits over the phone to place a phone they can use them online to plug it into a website. they can actually clone a card, they can burn the information onto a blank atm or credit card and use that out in the wild. >> reporter: still not afraid? listen to this reformed credit card thief. >> it's very easy. and it's a lot of money. so anything i wanted i would go out and get for free using these cards. >> reporter: dan, poaching turned gamekeeper. >> somebody turned my partner in and he turned me in. >> reporter: then he started
teaching agents how to stop skimmers helping themselves to the data on our magnetic strips. >> when the magnetic stripe was created, identity theft wasn't an issue so the data was never properly encrypted. >> reporter: now this is the latest weapon in the fight against credit card crime. >> this right here is the recently issued standard chip and signature card. it is supposed to eliminate the cloning of your credit cards. >> reporter: because the chip you may have recently received one in the mail from your bank it's the panacea, going to solve the whole problem! no, it's not. >> skimming is still alive and well. and it will continue to be alive and well as long as that magnetic stripe is still on the back of our cards. >> i'll have that cheesy tomatoey one, and water. >> reporter: still there, because it's taking a long time and a lot of money -- >> you have a chip? >> no, just a swipe.
with all my details on it. watch this mcdonald's drive-through clerk in florida, swipes once through the skimmer, once through the register, so fast you've no idea. cops say the clerk was stealing digits from up to 70 cards every shift. >> they actually were able to catch the individual sliding the card and grabbing the receipt and hand it to me all in one nice movement. you'd never know that he was doing anything wrong. he seemed he was getting more than minimum wage. >> reporter: the clerk pled guilty, got two years' probation. or there's this. i'm about to steal this coffee drinker's credit card details with an app on my phone, surreptitiously placed on her wallet for just a few seconds. so to stop that happening to you, buy what's called a shielded wallet. like this. a wallet that blocks scanning devices. or the cheaper option, cover all
kool and the gang. with that magnetic strip still in place the atm also a potential danger. >> be aware that at any given point in time there could be a skimming device on the face of that atm. >> reporter: this might sound stupid but check that there's nothing jiggling around that looks like it's been attached onto the front of the atm. sao paolo, brazil. looks like a normal atm? think again. watch this cop pull off false front that will harvest your credit card details when you think you're just withdrawing. >> make sure you cover up the actual keypad with your other hand as you punch in your pin code, there could be a camera anywhere recording your pin number. >> reporter: robert siciliano has an atm in his garage. >> when criminals set up a skim scam there's generally two parts to the scam. one would be a small wireless camera here.
keypad as you punch in your pin code. in addition to the camera, of course, is the skimming device. the skimming device fits on the days of the atm so when you swipe your card through, it grabs the information off the back of the magnetic strip. even if a consumer has a chip card, it doesn't make a difference because all atms in the u.s. still use the magnetic stripe. >> reporter: as chips on cards catch on, thieves will move increasingly to not present transactions where the chip means nothing, like online shopping. sweet, pro-flex clothes dryer transition duct, $10.98. tap in the dic giants -- >> nick, stop. whenever you use free public wi-fi, know somebody within 500 feet can always think of your data. the problem with free wi-fi is it's unencrypted and unprotected. have a vpn, a virtual private network that encrypts and locks down your information on free
in that vein, don't use 123456 on as your password. get complex, it helps. >> have strong and long pass passwords and have a different password for every account and consider a password manager. >> reporter: and check your statements. it's the only way you'll know you've been skimmed. >> some studies show that as many as 9 of 10 consumers don't actually pay attention to their credit card statements. >> reporter: even sign up for your card is used. banks and businesses are now spending billions to change to the chip. but will they be able to stay one step ahead of the skimmers? >> researchers in a controlled environment have been able to get information off of chip cards. whereas out in the wild, criminal hackers haven't actually been able to crack the code, as far as we know. >> reporter: as far as we know.
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